2014 ITA Team Indoors - Draft

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  1. TopDawg

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    Men's draft will take place on Thursday starting at 11am est. Hosts are Virginia, UCLA, Georgia, Ohio State, USC, Tennessee, Duke, Pepperdine, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Baylor, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, and Florida. Texas A&M gets the free pass as the host.


    Women's draft will take place on Thursday starting at 11am est. Hosts are Florida, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Georgia, USC, UCLA, Miami, Cal, Michigan, Alabama, Northwestern, Clemson, Duke, Nebraska, and Texas. Virginia gets the free pass as the host. Stanford & Baylor are skipping the event.
     
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  2. Clemson_tennis

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    This is always interesting. Teams have to balance chances to win, match ups and travel distance when selecting their region of choice.
     
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  3. Kirijax

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    Thanks for the heads up TopDawg. I was thinking it was getting close but forgot to check.
     
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  4. kme5150

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    Thanks TopDawg.

    I'm just curious why USC says "tentative" on the host sheet?
     
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  5. JLyon

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    I must be out of it, when did Texas A&M get a nice big indoor facility?
     
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  6. 10isplayer

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    I'd suspect that Pepperdine, Miss St, Ole Miss and Kentucky will be some of the first schools picked
     
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  7. TopDawg

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    They are the host school but the event will be somewhere in Houston.
     
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  8. TopDawg

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    My bad the women's draft is today and is going as we speak. The Texas, Nebraksa, and Northwestern regionals filled up first.
     
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  9. TopDawg

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    Illinois women passed on its pick
     
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    I wonder why they did that?
     
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  11. TopDawg

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    Fresno State decided to come all the way to Clemson instead of staying close to home to play at USC or UCLA. Travel costs must be a thing of the past.
     
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    Memphis into a great section at Miss St with South Carolina. Will be interesting to see who the 4th team is.
     
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    Vanderbilt fills up first. Interesting choice by Texas.
     
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    Ole Miss will be interesting, tough, tough regional. Hope the coaches found a replacement for #2 and beef up #5-6 before January
     
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  15. Clemson_tennis

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    Why is nobody selecting to go to Florida?
     
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    If I were BYU I would have gone to LA as a two seed, rather than UK as a 4.
     
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    Schools ducking UVA, USC, UCLA, Duke and OSU like the owe them money.
     
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  18. Clemson_tennis

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    Lots of teams choosing to be 4 seeds rather than 2s at the top teams. The consolation match has a lot to do with that.
     
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  19. TopDawg

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    Stanford and Washington are going to come all the way to Athens to play each other.
     
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    I guess that Louisville and MTSU will pick Duke.
     
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    I don't understand Washington's pick. If they determined that they infact wanted to go east, why did they choose UGA over Gainesville?
     
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    No, Louisville goes to OSU!! OSU was the last regional to fill up last year. I think their three teams came from the last four schools to pick.
     
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  23. TopDawg

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    Alright Jaggy your Hoosiers decided to fall on the sword and head to Virginia. Got to beat the best to be the best I suppose.
     
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    Miami says thanks but no thanks to heading to Virginia, UCLA, USC, or Ohio State.
     
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  25. 10isplayer

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    I think UNC is actually a really difficult match in the Duke regional
     
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  26. Kirijax

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    The free fall of Miami tennis continues. smh
     
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    Some suprises in the women's, my alma mater chose to skip over being the #3 seed in Miami or #2 seed in College Station travel out to USC as a #4 seed and playing USC first. Thought the objective of the draft was to find the region to give best chance to advance.
     
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  28. Clemson_tennis

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    They went to Columbus last year, didn't want to play Virgibia twice in the year and I guess they were not interested in a LA trip.
     
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    Wonder why everyone is skipping USC
     
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    Probably money.
     
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  31. Kirijax

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    Well frikkety boo-hoo. Go get your butts kicked and learn a few things. I'm going to have to restrain from saying what I really think right now. Time for some changes though.
     
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  32. volstennis

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    To answer the Florida question, I think a lot of teams would skip that automatically because it'll be played outdoors. That's an automatic disadvantage for teams that have been playing exclusively indoors for months.
     
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  33. JLyon

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    that is a good point, indoor regionals being played outside, something just sounds plain wrong about that.
     
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    Weird selection to go to Nashville as a 4 seed. I dont understand Center's mind.
     
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    Looking for best way to advance and Vandy, Ole Miss and Miss State were by far the most prone regionals to garner an upset.
    Good move on his part. Would you have preferred they go to a Top 5 team site and win one match and then get blown out
     
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  36. JLyon

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    I like seeing Harvard looking at coming back to get revenge on MS State
     
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  37. Clemson_tennis

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    Looks like travel costs didn't get a ton of consideration in this draft.
     
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  38. Clemson_tennis

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    I thought it was a good pick by Texas.
     
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  39. SoCal10s

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    because you have to pay for parking ...
     
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  40. bluetrain4

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    How does this all work? I never new the Indoors used any sort of draft.
     
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    Guidelines for the draft. Teams get to pick where they go and the picks are based off the final rankings from this year.
     
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  42. cali_tennis_machine

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    UGA is played inside, Florida plays outside.. Sure they feel they are better indoors..
     
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